International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) (7th : 2015)

Are Finns walking the talk? : examining the national collaboration process on engineering education for sustainable development five years later Takala, Annina; Korhonen-Yrjänheikki, Kati


In 2009, the National Collaboration Group for Finnish Engineering Education published a proposal for action on sustainable development (SD). The aim of this paper is to analyze how the three main universities providing engineering education have fulfilled their commitments. The study consists of interviews with key stakeholders supplemented with the analysis of documented material. It is argued that the studied universities are now committed to SD in their strategies. However, a lot of work remains to be done before the strategies are implemented and SD is integrated to all degree programmes. Recommendations for the next steps are presented.

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